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Guy studies Klingon for 12 years, finds cure for dyslexia

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Dec 15, 2012

A British husband and father spent 12 years learning Star Trek's language of warriors and, in the process, found a way to store information that helped him to cope with his dyslexia.

Fifty-year-old Jonathan Brown of a real place called Furzton was the lead linguist on a learning Klingon series of CDs released by EuroTalk and, in the process of writing the scripts and recording the lessons, taught himself a new way for dealing with his own dyslexia:

"Working on the translation has helped me understand where I've been having problems all my life with languages, I realised I'd been trying to remember the words in the name part of my brain and because I can't remember names, I can't remember the words.

"With the Klingon language games used on the CD, I tended to put words into a different place and it went into my long term memory."

No, we're not gonna cap this with a joke. The dude found salvation in a fictional Star Trek language and got paid for being a syntax dork. And he's married with two kids. In the geek sweepstakes, Jonathan Brown is winning.

(via BBC News)

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